Maintaining and repairing Strong battery systems

Don’t include more water than necessary

Should you realize that the level of liquid has fallen to a significant extent, you will have to top it up.  This is done with water.  You cannot use anything but distilled water to top up the level of liquid.  You shouldn’t use water that is ordinary, as it has a high nutrient content, and this may cause serious problems or even damage it.

If your vehicle uses lead-acid batteries and most vehicles do – you need to be very careful that the degree of liquid within the battery does not fall too much.

This can be useful in preventing maintenance problems with the battery.

Please be careful to not add more distilled water than I’ve advocated and not to allow the level of liquid to rise to over half an inch below the well of this port.  This is due to the fact that the level of liquid within the mobile could rise during battery operation, and if it does, it could well leak from the battery and keep in mind that the liquid is highly corrosive and could cause damage if it happens to leak.

Should you do so you will find your battery’s capacity badly diminished, so the best policy is really to prevent spills to the best of your ability. 

For example, if you know that you need to top up your battery every fourteen days or so, you will not be as likely to overlook that date.  As a general rule, watering needs to be performed more frequently when you are operating in a climate that is hot.  Similarly, if you are putting the battery to use, you’ll find that the electrolyte in the battery becomes depleted that much faster.

 So water it is.

Increasing the amount of liquid in the battery is called watering, and can be best done using the battery at full charge.

If you are a conscientious owner and frequently check the degree of electrolyte from the battery, and up it, you must make notes of just once you do that, and check how long is usually required along with your individual pattern of use before you have to water your battery .

Regular checks of your own battery

Charge the battery to its maximum extent and then detach the battery from the charger, and open the caps to each cell.  Check the amount of the liquid in every cell.  You ought to know that you should do this checking such as a strip of rubber, with some thing non-reactive, and that this liquid can be quite corrosive.